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  1. Formerly KCGhostbuster RPF Premium Member Snow Builder's Avatar
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    Oct 10, 2017, 11:45 AM - Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #1

    My son has an inexpensive (cheap) 2-piece Kylo Ren Helmet. As a father/son project we spent a couple of weekends "fixing it up".

    A few stock pictures of the original piece:




    The helmet costs about $20 US, so while it has a lot of problems it would be silly to complain about the quality.

    Sorry, no WIP pictures but here's what we did:


    1. Remove the velcro strips and epoxy the two halves together
    2. Fill seams with 2-part plumbers epoxy and sand
    3. Dremel (hopefully) movie accurate damage
    4. Dremel accurate weld lines
    5. Add hammered metallic texture to the surface
    6. Repaint the silver with metallic chrome paint
    7. Repaint the helmet flat black
    8. Dry brush damage and weathering


    ...and here's the final result:
















    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by Snow Builder; Oct 10, 2017 at 12:31 PM.
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    Oct 10, 2017, 3:22 PM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #2

    Look real good, nice job!!!!!

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    Oct 10, 2017, 9:27 PM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #3

    Very nice! No sign of any seam at all. The texture looks great as well.
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    Oct 10, 2017, 9:45 PM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #4

    one heck of a job!!
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    Oct 10, 2017, 10:50 PM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #5

    A+ work!
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    Oct 12, 2017, 11:23 AM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #6

    Found one of these at Goodwill for a whopping $2. Plan on doing something similar to this.

    Great work!


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    Oct 13, 2017, 7:32 AM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #7

    Good work,man!
  8. Formerly KCGhostbuster RPF Premium Member Snow Builder's Avatar
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    Oct 13, 2017, 9:30 AM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #8

    Cam McFly said: View Post
    Found one of these at Goodwill for a whopping $2. Plan on doing something similar to this.

    Great work!


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    Thanks, have fun with the project. Let me know if there's any info I can provide to assist.
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    Oct 13, 2017, 9:38 AM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #9

    Wow nice work! Love projects like these.
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    Oct 13, 2017, 11:33 AM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #10

    That looks really well done. I like it.
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    Oct 14, 2017, 4:28 AM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #11

    That is an absolutely flawless build up! The hammered texture is utterly gorgeous
  12. Formerly KCGhostbuster RPF Premium Member Snow Builder's Avatar
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    Oct 16, 2017, 4:48 PM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #12

    TRCViper said: View Post
    Wow nice work! Love projects like these.
    vader45 said: View Post
    That looks really well done. I like it.
    Cbstudios said: View Post
    That is an absolutely flawless build up! The hammered texture is utterly gorgeous
    Thanks! I very much appreciate the kind words.
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    Oct 16, 2017, 6:33 PM - Re: Resculpt and repaint of a (cheap) two-piece Kylo Ren Helmet #13

    I remember when these came out, and I was like "Wow! Little bit of elbow grease and this would be awesome," but never tried it myself. This looks amazing though! Great job!

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